By Stefan Zweig
Chess Story, often referred to as The Royal Game, is the Austrian grasp Stefan Zweig's ultimate success, accomplished in Brazilian exile and despatched off to his American writer simply days sooner than his suicide in 1942. it's the basically tale during which Zweig appears to be like at Nazism, and he does so with attribute emphasis at the psychological.
Travelers by way of send from long island to Buenos Aires locate that on board with them is the realm champion of chess, an smug and unfriendly guy. they arrive jointly to attempt their talents opposed to him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps ahead to suggest them and their fortunes switch. How he got here to own his outstanding seize of the sport of chess and at what expense lie on the middle of Zweig's story.
This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work's strange mix of excessive suspense and poignant mirrored image.
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Our good old Captain Leclère is dead, Father, and it is probable that with Monsieur Morrel’s assistance I shall take his place. Do you understand, Father? A captain at twenty, with a salary of a hundred louis, besides a share in the profits! ” “Yes, my son, yes, it certainly is,” said the old man. “With my first pay I shall buy you a little house with a garden where you can plant your clematis, your nasturtiums, and your honeysuckle. But, Father, what is the matter? ” “It is nothing, it will soon pass,” said the old man; but his strength failed him and he fell backward.
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Said the young man, saluting. “Yes, if you have nothing more to say to me. ” “He was unable to write, monsieur. ” “Very well, take what time you need. It will take us quite six weeks to unload the cargo, and we shall not be ready to put to sea again for another three months. But you must be back in three months, for the Pharaon cannot sail without her captain,” he added, patting the young sailor on the back. ” cried Dantès, his eyes sparkling with joy. “Oh! if you really mean that, monsieur, you are touching on my fondest hopes.
Chess Story by Stefan Zweig